What a decade, What a ride!!!

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What a decade, What a ride!

I just returned from 7 weeks in Ethiopia; the last stamp in this passport. Tanzania, April 2004, was the first; marking my first trip to Africa and the first time I held a professional camera in my hand. What a decade! What a ride!

Looking back, it is frightening to think what my life would have been, if I had never taken that first trip or had the courage to take all the risk that followed. It has been full of challenges that have brought me to my knees on more than one occasion, but oh the stories have I created for the rocking chair.

I answered a lot of questions, including the biggest one, “What if?”, and  I accomplished goals that I never dreamed I could achieve. What a decade! What a ri

Now it is time to create a new chapter.

Thanks for following me and this crazy dream!

Piper Mackay


14 Responses to “What a decade, What a ride!!!”

  1. loridenham

    Welcome back, Piper! Can’t wait to hear all about your travels in Ethiopia!


  2. Jean Grimmer

    So happy to have been along for a brief few weeks during ‘the ride!’

    • Piper Mackay

      Jean is was great having you along…. the ride is not over… just time to add the next chapter in the book…..

  3. Sandy Spurrell

    Wish you all the best in your “next chapter” Piper! I am so happy to have met you and for your part in helping me become a better photographer but more importantly, for helping me create my own stories;-)

    • Piper Mackay

      Sandy, you are a God Send. You have a great eye and it was a joy to travel with you!!

  4. Andy Robbins

    Hey Piper,

    Congratulations, you have certainly accumulated more than a few wonderful stories. 🙂 You should feel very proud of what you have accomplished and I’m sure you have many more fabulous stories ahead!


    • Piper Mackay

      Thanks Andy… and thanks for sticking around through the tougher times….LOL…. Hopefully our paths will cross again soon!!

  5. Glenda jones

    I am so happy to have been a part of your Ethiopia journey. I look forward to my next opportunity to return HOME.

    All the best,

    • Piper Mackay

      Glenda I sure hope you can return very soon…if not back to Ethiopia…. back to another wonderful country in Africa.

  6. John M.

    Piper, congratulations on a magnificent milestone!! You are an inspiration to all photographers

  7. Susan Quin Byrd

    I am so proud of you. Have a great thanksgiving.

    I still want to go on your pro workshop back at the ranch . Let me know the dates again and deposit amount .

    My plan is to also go on a workshop to Africa with you next fall or 2014

  8. Piper Mackay

    Thanks Susan. I am working on the details for the pro workshop…. and I would love to have you on one of my Africa trips…. We would have a rockin time!!!